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Chilli

4.8

Product rating: Rare Bird Rare Bird Chilli
4.75 out of 5 with 9 ratings

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Model
  1. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Rounded Pin Tail
  2. #77
  3. 3DV
  4. 3DV EPS
  5. 3DX
  6. 3DX EPS
  7. 4567 Model
  8. 5 Spark
  9. 5 Spark - x x x
  10. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  11. 6-2 FU
  12. 66 Hull
  13. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  14. 74
  15. A2
  16. Actor
  17. Air 17
  18. AIR 17 X
  19. AIR 17 X HYFI
  20. Astro Pop
  21. Astro Zombie
  22. Baby Buggy
  23. Balance
  24. Bastard
  25. Beach Buggy
  26. Beach Buggy 2
  27. Beach Burn
  28. Beach Cloud
  29. Beach Metall
  30. Big Gun
  31. Black Angel
  32. BLACK BARON - EPS
  33. BLACK BARON - PU
  34. Black Bear
  35. Black Diamond
  36. Black Diamond EPS
  37. Black Vulture
  38. Blackbird
  39. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  40. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  41. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  42. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  43. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  44. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  45. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  46. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  47. Boston Switch
  48. Boxsta
  49. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  50. Bullseye Round Tail
  51. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  52. Cannon
  53. Captain Kirk
  54. Carny HP
  55. Charger
  56. Churro
  57. Classic Californian
  58. Cosmic Crusader
  59. Cosmic Twin
  60. Cousin it
  61. Crowd Killer
  62. Crowd Killer Round C4
  63. Crumpet
  64. CV2
  65. Cymatic
  66. D-Fish
  67. Da Grom
  68. Darkness
  69. Deadsled
  70. Death Proof
  71. Diamond Dancer 2
  72. Disc
  73. Doinker
  74. Donkey
  75. Dope Machine
  76. Double Shot
  77. Dreamcatcher
  78. Driver
  79. Driver 2.0 Round
  80. Driver 2.0 Squash (Light Speed EPS)
  81. DX1 JF
  82. DX1 PHASE 3
  83. DX1 RT
  84. Egg
  85. El Patron
  86. El Tomo Fish
  87. Entity
  88. Evil Twin
  89. Face Dancer
  90. Faded
  91. Fader
  92. Fascination
  93. Fat Cat
  94. Fish
  95. Flash
  96. Flash 5'0
  97. Flux
  98. Forget Me Not Squash
  99. Four Channel
  100. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  101. Free Flow
  102. FRK
  103. Fun Shape
  104. G2
  105. Gherkin
  106. Ghost
  107. Glazer
  108. Go Fish
  109. Goldfish
  110. Gremlin
  111. Grom Two
  112. Gromzilla
  113. Grunt
  114. GT
  115. GTX
  116. Harrison Roach Concept
  117. Heckler
  118. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  119. Holy Grail
  120. Hot Knife
  121. HT2 Grom
  122. Hurricane
  123. Hydroshort
  124. Hypto Krypto
  125. In The Pink
  126. JJF Slab 2.0
  127. Jump Off
  128. Leopard
  129. Lightbender
  130. Little Darlin
  131. Little Ripstick
  132. Long Fish
  133. Loot
  134. Love Buzz
  135. Machine Head
  136. Malibu
  137. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  138. Maxi Pip
  139. Merlot
  140. Mermaid Killer
  141. MF DNA
  142. MF DucksNuts
  143. Miami Spice
  144. Midnight Lightning
  145. Mini Pip
  146. Mini Twin
  147. Mini Twin (Two)
  148. Misc Twin
  149. Mod Fish
  150. Mod Mal
  151. Mod Mini
  152. Mollusc
  153. Mollusc Robo
  154. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  155. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail HYFI Easy Rider
  156. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  157. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  158. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  159. Monsta 8 Youth
  160. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  161. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  162. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  163. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail HYFI
  164. Monsta Box Round Tail
  165. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  166. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  167. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  168. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  169. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  170. Monsta Box Youth
  171. Monster
  172. Neptune's Ride
  173. Nitro HYFI
  174. Nu Wavr
  175. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  176. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  177. Oh One
  178. OK
  179. Padillac
  180. Pedro
  181. Peri Peri
  182. Phantom
  183. Phantom Round Tail
  184. Phantom XL
  185. Phoenix
  186. Phoenix EPS
  187. Pin Twin
  188. Pina Colada
  189. Pip
  190. Plunder
  191. Pocket Rocket 1
  192. Pocket Rocket Squash
  193. Polyphonic
  194. Press Play
  195. Pretty Sweet
  196. Pro Series 1
  197. Project 15
  198. Project 15 Next Gen
  199. Proride Speed
  200. Psychedelic Germ
  201. Psycho Killer
  202. Psycho Nitro
  203. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  204. Puddle Fish
  205. Puddle Fish Libtech
  206. Puddle Jumper
  207. Puddle Jumper HP
  208. Puddle Jumper HP (Light Speed EPS)
  209. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  210. Puddle Jumper RP
  211. Punt Rocka 2
  212. PyzAlien
  213. PyzAlien 2
  214. Quiver Killer
  215. Quiver Killer Libtech
  216. Rad Ripper
  217. Radius
  218. Raging Bull Round Tail
  219. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  220. Rainbow
  221. Raptor
  222. Rare Bird
  223. Rarest Bird
  224. Rasta Torus Twin
  225. Rat Skull
  226. Return of the Jam
  227. Rocket
  228. Round Nose Fish Retro
  229. Ruff Seas
  230. Sci-Fi 2.0
  231. Scoop Tail Noserider
  232. Sea Gypsy
  233. Seaside
  234. Seaside & Beyond
  235. Second Cousin
  236. Shadow
  237. Short Round
  238. Short Round Libtech
  239. Shred Sled King
  240. Sidewinder
  241. Sinister Kid
  242. Six Bliss
  243. Skeleton Key 2.0
  244. Slab
  245. Slab Maiden
  246. Sloth
  247. Snake Eyes
  248. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  249. Softworks - Dope Machine
  250. Something Fishy
  251. Space Hawk
  252. Spawn
  253. Squirty
  254. Still Single
  255. STORMS
  256. Stubby Bastard
  257. Sub Driver
  258. Sub Driver 2.0 Squash (Light Speed EPS)
  259. Sugar
  260. Sunstone
  261. Super Grom
  262. Sure Thing
  263. Suspended Particle
  264. Sweet Spot 2.0
  265. Sweet Spot 3.0
  266. Tex
  267. The Ando
  268. The Blackout
  269. The Blade
  270. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  271. The Flathead
  272. The Fling
  273. The Greedy Beaver
  274. The Grizzly
  275. The Inflatable Mattress
  276. The Keeper
  277. The Lab Rat
  278. The Madcat
  279. The Magic Mix
  280. The Pigdog
  281. The Pigdog Pro
  282. The Rapture
  283. The Reaper
  284. The Saint
  285. The Serial Keeler
  286. The Shadow
  287. The Shadow Round
  288. The Siamese Palm Viper
  289. The Siamese Twin
  290. The Spam
  291. The Tank
  292. The Tazer
  293. The Toy X
  294. The Toy X Jr.
  295. Times Two
  296. Tiny Terror
  297. Too Fast For Satan
  298. Townsend
  299. Traveler
  300. Twice Baked
  301. Twin Byrner
  302. Twin Fin
  303. Twinny
  304. Twinsman
  305. Two Fangs
  306. Uber Driver
  307. Uber Driver XL
  308. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  309. Untitled
  310. Untitled V2
  311. V3 Rocket
  312. V3 Stealth
  313. Valium
  314. Volume II
  315. Voodoo Child
  316. Wave Slave OG
  317. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  318. White Ferrari
  319. White Noiz
  320. Wraptor
  321. X-Wing Gold
  322. XRS
  323. XRS EPS
  324. Yeti Wolf
  325. Zap
  326. Zombie Wolf
Age (yrs)
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
Model
  1. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Rounded Pin Tail
  2. #77
  3. 3DV
  4. 3DV EPS
  5. 3DX
  6. 3DX EPS
  7. 4567 Model
  8. 5 Spark
  9. 5 Spark - x x x
  10. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  11. 6-2 FU
  12. 66 Hull
  13. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  14. 74
  15. A2
  16. Actor
  17. Air 17
  18. AIR 17 X
  19. AIR 17 X HYFI
  20. Astro Pop
  21. Astro Zombie
  22. Baby Buggy
  23. Balance
  24. Bastard
  25. Beach Buggy
  26. Beach Buggy 2
  27. Beach Burn
  28. Beach Cloud
  29. Beach Metall
  30. Big Gun
  31. Black Angel
  32. BLACK BARON - EPS
  33. BLACK BARON - PU
  34. Black Bear
  35. Black Diamond
  36. Black Diamond EPS
  37. Black Vulture
  38. Blackbird
  39. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  40. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  41. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  42. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  43. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  44. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  45. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  46. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  47. Boston Switch
  48. Boxsta
  49. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  50. Bullseye Round Tail
  51. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  52. Cannon
  53. Captain Kirk
  54. Carny HP
  55. Charger
  56. Churro
  57. Classic Californian
  58. Cosmic Crusader
  59. Cosmic Twin
  60. Cousin it
  61. Crowd Killer
  62. Crowd Killer Round C4
  63. Crumpet
  64. CV2
  65. Cymatic
  66. D-Fish
  67. Da Grom
  68. Darkness
  69. Deadsled
  70. Death Proof
  71. Diamond Dancer 2
  72. Disc
  73. Doinker
  74. Donkey
  75. Dope Machine
  76. Double Shot
  77. Dreamcatcher
  78. Driver
  79. Driver 2.0 Round
  80. Driver 2.0 Squash (Light Speed EPS)
  81. DX1 JF
  82. DX1 PHASE 3
  83. DX1 RT
  84. Egg
  85. El Patron
  86. El Tomo Fish
  87. Entity
  88. Evil Twin
  89. Face Dancer
  90. Faded
  91. Fader
  92. Fascination
  93. Fat Cat
  94. Fish
  95. Flash
  96. Flash 5'0
  97. Flux
  98. Forget Me Not Squash
  99. Four Channel
  100. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  101. Free Flow
  102. FRK
  103. Fun Shape
  104. G2
  105. Gherkin
  106. Ghost
  107. Glazer
  108. Go Fish
  109. Goldfish
  110. Gremlin
  111. Grom Two
  112. Gromzilla
  113. Grunt
  114. GT
  115. GTX
  116. Harrison Roach Concept
  117. Heckler
  118. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  119. Holy Grail
  120. Hot Knife
  121. HT2 Grom
  122. Hurricane
  123. Hydroshort
  124. Hypto Krypto
  125. In The Pink
  126. JJF Slab 2.0
  127. Jump Off
  128. Leopard
  129. Lightbender
  130. Little Darlin
  131. Little Ripstick
  132. Long Fish
  133. Loot
  134. Love Buzz
  135. Machine Head
  136. Malibu
  137. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  138. Maxi Pip
  139. Merlot
  140. Mermaid Killer
  141. MF DNA
  142. MF DucksNuts
  143. Miami Spice
  144. Midnight Lightning
  145. Mini Pip
  146. Mini Twin
  147. Mini Twin (Two)
  148. Misc Twin
  149. Mod Fish
  150. Mod Mal
  151. Mod Mini
  152. Mollusc
  153. Mollusc Robo
  154. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  155. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail HYFI Easy Rider
  156. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  157. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  158. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  159. Monsta 8 Youth
  160. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  161. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  162. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  163. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail HYFI
  164. Monsta Box Round Tail
  165. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  166. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  167. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  168. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  169. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  170. Monsta Box Youth
  171. Monster
  172. Neptune's Ride
  173. Nitro HYFI
  174. Nu Wavr
  175. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  176. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  177. Oh One
  178. OK
  179. Padillac
  180. Pedro
  181. Peri Peri
  182. Phantom
  183. Phantom Round Tail
  184. Phantom XL
  185. Phoenix
  186. Phoenix EPS
  187. Pin Twin
  188. Pina Colada
  189. Pip
  190. Plunder
  191. Pocket Rocket 1
  192. Pocket Rocket Squash
  193. Polyphonic
  194. Press Play
  195. Pretty Sweet
  196. Pro Series 1
  197. Project 15
  198. Project 15 Next Gen
  199. Proride Speed
  200. Psychedelic Germ
  201. Psycho Killer
  202. Psycho Nitro
  203. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  204. Puddle Fish
  205. Puddle Fish Libtech
  206. Puddle Jumper
  207. Puddle Jumper HP
  208. Puddle Jumper HP (Light Speed EPS)
  209. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  210. Puddle Jumper RP
  211. Punt Rocka 2
  212. PyzAlien
  213. PyzAlien 2
  214. Quiver Killer
  215. Quiver Killer Libtech
  216. Rad Ripper
  217. Radius
  218. Raging Bull Round Tail
  219. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  220. Rainbow
  221. Raptor
  222. Rare Bird
  223. Rarest Bird
  224. Rasta Torus Twin
  225. Rat Skull
  226. Return of the Jam
  227. Rocket
  228. Round Nose Fish Retro
  229. Ruff Seas
  230. Sci-Fi 2.0
  231. Scoop Tail Noserider
  232. Sea Gypsy
  233. Seaside
  234. Seaside & Beyond
  235. Second Cousin
  236. Shadow
  237. Short Round
  238. Short Round Libtech
  239. Shred Sled King
  240. Sidewinder
  241. Sinister Kid
  242. Six Bliss
  243. Skeleton Key 2.0
  244. Slab
  245. Slab Maiden
  246. Sloth
  247. Snake Eyes
  248. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  249. Softworks - Dope Machine
  250. Something Fishy
  251. Space Hawk
  252. Spawn
  253. Squirty
  254. Still Single
  255. STORMS
  256. Stubby Bastard
  257. Sub Driver
  258. Sub Driver 2.0 Squash (Light Speed EPS)
  259. Sugar
  260. Sunstone
  261. Super Grom
  262. Sure Thing
  263. Suspended Particle
  264. Sweet Spot 2.0
  265. Sweet Spot 3.0
  266. Tex
  267. The Ando
  268. The Blackout
  269. The Blade
  270. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  271. The Flathead
  272. The Fling
  273. The Greedy Beaver
  274. The Grizzly
  275. The Inflatable Mattress
  276. The Keeper
  277. The Lab Rat
  278. The Madcat
  279. The Magic Mix
  280. The Pigdog
  281. The Pigdog Pro
  282. The Rapture
  283. The Reaper
  284. The Saint
  285. The Serial Keeler
  286. The Shadow
  287. The Shadow Round
  288. The Siamese Palm Viper
  289. The Siamese Twin
  290. The Spam
  291. The Tank
  292. The Tazer
  293. The Toy X
  294. The Toy X Jr.
  295. Times Two
  296. Tiny Terror
  297. Too Fast For Satan
  298. Townsend
  299. Traveler
  300. Twice Baked
  301. Twin Byrner
  302. Twin Fin
  303. Twinny
  304. Twinsman
  305. Two Fangs
  306. Uber Driver
  307. Uber Driver XL
  308. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  309. Untitled
  310. Untitled V2
  311. V3 Rocket
  312. V3 Stealth
  313. Valium
  314. Volume II
  315. Voodoo Child
  316. Wave Slave OG
  317. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  318. White Ferrari
  319. White Noiz
  320. Wraptor
  321. X-Wing Gold
  322. XRS
  323. XRS EPS
  324. Yeti Wolf
  325. Zap
  326. Zombie Wolf
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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 8" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8" - 27.7L
Review by Yiming
Age: 39 | Height:171 cm | Weight: 72 kg | Skill: Experienced
(26/01/2021)

5/5


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Do it all one board quiver! The hybrid that converted me from hi performance shortboards. Great everyday east coast board with future black stix fins. Daily indo driver (pre - covid) with honey comb fins Perfect barrel hunter on quad fins. Easy to paddle, catches waves and planes early. Turns on a dime. Still holds on the steeper hollower waves. Works in 1-5 feet. Highly recommendable to anyone. Don’t afraid to size this around your height and wider with slightly more volume. Ride at your usual rail thickness. Comparable boards: Hayden love buzz/ white noiz, CI NB2.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 2" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4"
Review by Morgan
Age: 60 | Height:178 cm | Weight: 73 kg | Skill: Experienced
(17/01/2021)

5/5


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Had a custom made with lower volume....simply an epic awesome all round do anything pretty much board. Fast off the mark and solid underfoot....absolutely love this board. Promoted as a smaller wave board (which it is very good at) but have ridden in some solid Bukit waves and it was epic....probably my favourite all round board ever (after 20+ boards)

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 1" x 20 1/8" x 2 5/8" - 33.7L
Review by John
Age: 39 | Height:179 cm | Weight: 89 kg | Skill: Experienced
(13/10/2020)

5/5


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A great all rounder. Paddled really well into smaller waves. Fairly forgiving & easy to throw around. Felt like it would handle some decent size also (if my own ability was up to it!).

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5’10" x 19 1/8” x 2 1/2” - 28.90L
Review by Amber
Age: 10 | Height:120 cm | Weight: 40 kg | Skill: Experienced
(8/10/2020)

4/5


Drive / Speed
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Super fun board in almost any surf! I use this board in 1-2ft messy surf and almost never struggle to catch waves. Easy to maintain speed when the waves are sloppy and turns super easy with pretty good stability. This is my go to summer wave board however it does ding pretty easy and had a few pressure dings on it after my first few surfs.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 2" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 35.7L
Review by Mark
Age: 36 | Height:192 cm | Weight: 90 kg | Skill: Experienced
(27/07/2020)

5/5


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Can’t say enough good things about this board. Any conditions any time. It is on song. Unbelievable performance and perfectly balanced to get me into any wave I choose. Never a dull day on this board. An essential part of my quiver.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 8" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8" - 27.7L
Review by Tom
Age: 19 | Height:172 cm | Weight: 60 kg | Skill: Competent
(21/05/2020)

5/5


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Great board for crumbly summer waves. Easy to catch waves in trash conditions. Great board for crumbly days making pretty fun.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 10" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2" - 30.3L
Review by Karl
Age: 36 | Height:175 cm | Weight: 70 kg | Skill: Experienced
(10/05/2020)

4/5


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Good board. Paddles great. Fast board. Came with a deep single concave all the way through to a very slight double under the fins. Gets a bit loose above head high. Only let down is the glassing. Seems to ding pretty easily in places.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5'10 x 19'3/4 x 2'1/2 x 30L
Review by Ryan
Age: 34 | Height:192 cm | Weight: 72 kg | Skill: Experienced
(29/03/2020)

5/5


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Loved this board. Went well in most conditions from 1ft slop to hollow overhead. Rode with with FCS Performer quad set up.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 9" x 19 5/8" x 2 7/16" x 28.29L
Review by Thomas
Age: 21 | Height:186cm | Weight: 80kg | Skill: Experienced
(10/11/2019)

5/5


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My idea behind getting a rare bird was to have something smaller then your high performance shortboard that can handle a step drop into a 2-5ft reef break or beachie that would enable me to get tubed whilst still having the option of using the board in below par waves. The rare bird is super fast which enables you to make it down the line past the close out section and I found it excelled on point breaks and solid reef breaks using a quad setup. Surfing a good solid 3-5ft beachie in southern WA I found that the rare bird, provided that I made the steep drop, enabled me to get barrelled a lot easier then my Pyzel Bastard.

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